Starch Green is currently an unloved patch of grass next to a roundabout close to our office in West London.
For the London Festival of Architecture we took part in a community design workshop to come up with ideas to enliven it
In the past it was an attractive green centred around a pond that it took its name from being used as an area to dry laundry. We decided that the road was in the wrong place and proposed to move it so that we could reform the green to become part of a new entrance to Ravenscourt park. One of the local residents suggested adding a pond as reference to the past.
We’re very enthusiastic about the London Festival of Architecture and have enjoyed taking part in it over the years. We particularly enjoy the chance to meet with local residents and architects to and come up with ideas to improve the area where we have worked for over twenty years.